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New FWC Rules Will Boost Deer Hunting on Tate’s Hell WMA

Two new rules in place on the 187,700-acre Tate’s Hell Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Franklin and Liberty counties this hunting season are designed to improve the quality of the hunting experience.  The first new rule requires that legal buck deer must have at least one antler with two or…


Results from Third Week of Montana Big Game Season

Warmer than average temperatures and lack of snow continue to hamper elk hunter efforts along the Rocky Mountain Front. “The number of elk brought through the Augusta check station is down by over half as compared to the 10-year average,” says Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist. So…


Minnesota’s Agassiz Refuge To Open To Muzzleloader Hunting

Due to recent revisions to federal and state rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for the first time to muzzleloader deer hunting. The season opens Nov. 29 and closes Dec. 14. According to Margaret Anderson, Agassiz NWR manager, this new hunting opportunity…


Hunters, Be Sure It’s a Deer in Your Gun Sights and Not A Protected Animal

MADISON – Hunters across the state will be looking to place a white-tailed deer in their crosshairs starting Nov. 22 with the opening of the 2008 Wisconsin Gun Deer Season. But with that privilege comes a responsibility to be absolutely sure of your target and to know what is legal…


Missouri Opening-day Deer Harvest Dips Slightly

Blustery weather caused hunters to fall 2 percent short of last year’s figure. JEFFERSON CITY—Cold, blustery weather may have cut into the opening-weekend harvest of Missouri’s main firearms deer season, but hunters still posted a two-day total of nearly 100,000. Hunters checked 98,386 deer Nov. 15 and 16. That is…


2008 Firearm Deer Season Opens This Week in Illinois

Firearm hunters in the field Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 4-7 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2008 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, the state’s most popular hunting season, begins this week with hunters in the field Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, followed by four days of hunting on Dec. 4-7.  Nearly 350,000 permits…


What’s Open For Hunting in Arkansas – 11/19/2008

Current and approaching seasons in Arkansas: Deer: Archery – All zones: Oct. 1, 2008 to Feb. 28, 2009. Modern Gun – Zones 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11: Nov. 8-30. Zone 5:  Nov. 15-16. Zone 4A, 5A, 13, 14 and 15:  Nov. 8-Dec. 7. Zones 4B and 5B: …


Countdown To Deer Season in Pennsylvania Has Begun!

HARRISBURG – The state’s biggest draw for hunters is set to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe, when the two-week firearms deer season opens. “When hunters begin to mobilize for the start of our traditional firearms deer season, there’s an unmistakable…


Hunters Should Harvest Female Deer in High-Density Areas

Frankfort, Ky. – As the first week of modern gun deer season winds down, many hunters have already taken their antlered deer for the year. If you are hunting in a high-density area like Zone 1, you shouldn’t stop there. Harvesting plenty of female deer in high-density areas is essential…


Wisconsin’s 9-Day Regular Deer Season Runs Nov.22-30

MADISON –Wisconsin’s regular nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 22 this year and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30. The traditional season always opens the Saturday prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Even after a pretty tough winter in parts of the state, and a harvest of more than 520,000 deer…